Épernay announced as Large Sculpture Sponsor for The Big Splash 2022

Hospice Isle of Man are delighted to announce that the new, locally owned restaurant; Épernay have partnered up with The Big Splash to support the Wild in Art trail in 2022, as a large sculpture sponsor.

The Big Splash is the largest mass participation art event to ever come to the Isle of Man and will see a trail of 30 life size Dolphins take centre stage on a public art trail live around the Island for 12 weeks from May – September 2022.

Épernay are excited to get involved with The Big Splash and Hospice look forward to building a strong relationship with the new business over the next 12 months.

Rachel Hardie, General Manager of Épernay said, ‘Épernay are delighted to partner with Hospice Isle of Man on the Big Splash event.  They play a vital role in our community. Wallabies Gone Wild in 2019 was a great success and so many families were able to explore the island all while raising funds for a worthy cause. We’re very excited to see where the dolphins take us this summer’.

Chief Executive of Hospice Isle of Man, Anne Mills said, “We are very grateful to Épernay for choosing to support The Big Splash in 2022. By backing the Wild in Trail, Épernay will help ensure that this event goes on to raise significant funds for patient care and our vital community services.

With Épernay coming on board, it provides a great opportunity for the restaurant to get involved in the trail in differing ways to our other sponsors. With a passionate hospitality team behind them, I am certain they will make the most of The Big Splash over the next year and help us spread the word about the exciting event.”

More than 30 individually designed ‘life sized’ dolphin sculptures along with 30 baby dolphins (Calves) will form a trail of discovery across the Island next spring, encouraging residents and visitors alike to explore our environment from an exciting new perspective – whilst promoting our Biosphere, wellbeing and active lifestyles.

Each of these sculptures will be sponsored by local businesses who will benefit from an exciting range of PR and media opportunities prior to and throughout the trail itself. The Big Splash project has over 25 schools from across the Island working with our Education team on the Environment and will help to design one of the baby dolphins which form part of the Trail in 2022.

Pictured (L to R) Liz Drummond, Director of People & Care Services at Hospice, Rachel Hardie, General Manager of Épernay and Melanie Kermeen, Director of Income Development & Relationships at Hospice

The Big Splash Isle of Man 2022